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I would never have thought it possible, but i lost the motivation to continue with my orks! I had a ~1200 point standard horde army (a good amount of orks (burnas, tankbustas, sluggas),full squad of grots + slaver, 5 nobs and a warboss, looted basilisk, and the rest of the hvy slots of killa kanz). Im a good player, and have enjoyed my orks for a long time. But just recently, i have started collecting grey knights, and then necrons are next on the line. Since i have been thinking about using other armies, i cant convince myself to go back to orks.

i realize that this probably happens to alot of people who are starting new armies, but i need a way to spice up my army. i was thinking maybe trying some ferals... Can anyone suggest any ways that they got back into orks?

or maybe units that will spice up the game that i dont use? (im not interested in any of the clans...). I use most types of orks (the ones listed above, and sometimes use shootas... but i love my sluggas too much.

any help would be awesome, cos i still like my orks, i just cant convince myself to use them again

P.S. this is my list:


Mega Armour-
Bionik Arm-
Total- 101
4x Nobz- 80
Mega Armour-
Total- 201
Wartrukk- 30
TOTAL- 332

30 Grots- 90
1 Slaver-9
Eavy armour-
Bionik Bonce-
Grabba Stikk-
Total- 124
30 Slugga Boyz- 270
1 Nob- 11
Power Klaw-
3 rokkits-
Total- 442
5 Burna Boyz- 45
4 burnas-
Total- 69
5 tankbusta Boyz- 55
3 rokkit launchas
Total- 76
Total- 681
Fast Attack
5 warbikes- 150
Total- 150
Heavy Support

3 Killa kans- 135
Basilisk- 125

Its proven to be a good list, but just wondering as a side note if anyone would change anything?

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Many players lose interest in their initial army in 40K only to return to it later down the road. I started with Iron Warriors, went to Eldar, went back to Iron Warriors, played fantasy Chaos, then Orcs, brief stint with high elves (brief) then came to 40K orks which i love.

My advice is start playing speedfreaks. Its really a lot of fun because your almost expected to lose unless you make a uber list. Everyone wants to play you because they want to see what speed freaks actually do. In addition, when you get bored you get to start converting. What go me hooked was working on my first battlewagon. Now i have 2 completed, and i'll be getting a 3rd in the mail (armorcast!). I also found an awesome article on how to make go-cart buggies and that's my next project. Speed freaks are versatile and you can pretty much buy any model in the game, and convert it or use it in your list. It keeps things interesting because your not confined to 1 model range.

-Battlewagon 1-Landraider base, with a crows nest from craft sticks
-Battlewagon 2-Chimera base with etra side tracks, bridge from craft sticks with a buggy as a drivers nest
-Guntrukk 1-Converted rhino with a gun bridge with grot riggers banging it back together
-Guntrukk 2-Chimera base, stripped to open topped for a lobba
-Deathkopter-Eldar jetbike with ork driver, with TL big shootas modelled onto the back with a "hover platform"

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I would really recomend you to start playing Speed freaks

Moreover, used stormboyz either in speed freaks or regulart orks. these are the spice units you need to have lot of fun ... and chances to win ;-)

According to the advise of the above post, I stated collecting my third unit of stormbyz !!! It means 60 boyz like that.
As always, that unit is converted(under process) from another piezes(specially for the mechanics wings !)

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What I've found is that any army becomes boring when it just becomes a bunch of plastic pieces (or metal) that get tossed back in the shoebox when the dice rolls are bad. It's even worse when they LOOK plastic and metal (or merely primed).

Name your Ork Warboss and his Nobs. Name the units. Paint them to a good standard. Keep a record of their exploits on the game table. Work it all into a fluff narrative that has you waiting for the next chapter. If you invest that kind of time and effort into your Orks, I guarantee you're going to enjoy playing with them again.

If painting is a problem for you, consider having a friend or a pro help out. Or simply start small. Develop a campaign that works from a 400/500 pt patrol up to your full 1200+ points on a schedule that allows you to paint-as-you-go. This will also help you develop your warband's history and fluff. Developing a good nemesis, or "favorite enemy" as Orks say, will also renew your enthusiasm.

And don't forget to shout a few good WAAAAGH's and speak with an Orky accent while playing. Remember, you like Orks because they NEVER LOSE. They just grow bigger and then come back for more! :yes:

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the biggest draw for me for my orks is definitely their attitude, i love the recklessness, and toughness and etc. but anyways, i would build a battlewagon, that will get you ripp-roaring ready to go to stomp some umies! after putting some time into a nattlewagon you will want to play 40k just to see it in action.:yes:
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